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Recap - Avalanche Defeat Minnesota 5-4

Colorado skated to a 5-4 victory over Minnesota on Thursday in NHL action at Pepsi Center.

The Avalanche were a -149 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.

Colorado got goals from Max Talbot, John Mitchell, Paul Stastny, Ryan O'Reilly, and Nathan MacKinnon in the victory. O'Reilly opened the scoring at 4:41 of the first period.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 31 of 35 Minnesota shots in the victory.

Zach Parise (2), Jason Pominville, and Mikael Granlund scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Semyon Varlamov.

Darcy Kuemper stopped 19 of 23 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Colorado scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 35-32.

Colorado looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sabres. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track at Calgary.